Today's News

  • Bridge closing dates a worry for prom parents

    Last week’s announcement by transportation officials from Kentucky and Indiana regarding the planned dates for the first of two five-day closures during the replacement of the Milton-Madison Bridge has caused no small amount of concern for parents of Trimble County High School juniors and seniors who will be attending the school’s annual prom and post-event Project Prom activities

  • ‘Bob’s Bunch’ planning ALS fundraiser, March 3

    “Bob’s Bunch Battling ALS” is planning a fish fry and auction fundraising event on March 3 to raise funds for ALS research and bring awareness to the local region about the disease.

    ALS—Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is commonly called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” after the Hall of Fame New York Yankees first baseman who succumbed to the disease in 1941.

  • 2 arrested after Bedford meth lab discovery

    Troopers from the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg have arrested two Bedford residents after discovering a meth lab inside a Bedford residence.

    The lab was discovered in an apartment at approximately 11:50 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2.

    Troopers initially responded to the residence at 115 U.S. 42 East in Bedford after receiving a loud noise complaint. Once at the residence, Troopers discovered the meth lab.

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  • House passes 3 veterans’ related measures

    With January behind us, the General Assembly is finding the quick pace that defined the legislative session’s opening days is now settling into a more measured routine.

    The first few weeks, of course, were dominated by two main actions: Governor Beshear’s speeches on the state of the Commonwealth and his budget proposal; and redistricting, which the House and Senate undertake each decade to reflect population changes in their districts and those of the Kentucky Supreme Court and our congressional delegation.

  • Senate passes bills on education, mutual aid

    We are now a quarter way through session. Bills are flowing through the committee process and arriving on the Senate floor for consideration before the entire chamber.

    Three bills won passage this week and will now head to the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 55 allows for interstate mutual aid agreements among first-responders and other emergency response personnel. That is to say, that if an emergency occurs near local or state borders, emergency personnel can respond regardless of their home base.

  • Enrollment underway for Dove Field Program

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky farmers can help carry on the hunting tradition and earn much-needed extra cash by enrolling in the Cooperative Dove Field Program. Enrollment is currently underway and will continue until mid-March.

    “Under the new Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program, increased payments are available for 2012,” Rocky Pritchert, migratory bird biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, said.

  • Arbor Day Foundation offers Colorado blue spruce trees

    Here’s an ideal way to get into the mood for spring planting: Join the Arbor Day Foundation and receive 10 free trees to plant when the weather turns warm.

    Every person from Kentucky who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in February 2012 will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees.

  • Winter is for nesting: take time to examine your life

    Because we spend a lot of time indoors during the winter, we can channel these increased hours spent nesting to allow for a thoughtful examination of our life and goals. Often, resolutions to change financial burdens or eating habits are made in the beginning of the year, but it’s also a great time to assess life goals and priorities, and how they relate to happiness. This year, following several trying economic years, offers an opportunity to reevaluate what you want out of life and how you can find happiness with what you have.

  • Maintaining your horse’s condition during winter

    Fluctuating winter temperatures can lull a horse owner into under- or overfeeding. Our winter so far has been very mild, but it still is cold enough to compromise nutrients horses might get from our semi-dormant fescue pastures.